The Libraries’ collections and services1. _________ The Libraries has licensed access to three primary databases for searching chemistry research: Web of Science, Scifinder Scholar, and Reaxys.2. _________ Services that the Libraries provide include email and chat messaging help for students, group study rooms and interlibrary loan for items not in our collections.3. _________ The Libraries spends over $100,000 to provide books, journals, databases and other materials for chemistry.4. _________ Citation (or reference management) software is licensed through the Libraries to help everyone on campus compile bibliographies, footnotes and links to journal articles and websites.5. _________ The Libraries is open 24 hours a day from Sunday through Thursday of the general semester.
Searching for journal articles1. _________ Google Scholar has links to the same number of articles and patents as Scifinder Scholar and Web of Science.2. _________ Scifinder Scholar has several databases to search chemistry research by topic, structure and reaction.3. _________ A citation to an article is when it is mentioned or referenced in another paper.4. _________ Reaxys indexes organic substances only, not inorganic substances or biological compounds.5. _________ There are special notations in Scifinder for naturally derived versus synthetic substances.
The Peer Review Process1. ________ Chemists publish lots of different types of publications, like patents, conference proceedings, technical reports and books, in addition to journal articles.2. ________ A well-known chemistry researcher can publish up to 20 journal articles in a given year.3. ________ Review articles are noted for their brief treatment of a topic and a limited number of references provided.4. ________ The order of authors listed on a scientific paper is significant – it can show who has contributed the most to the project.5. ________ Reviewers for scientific articles always sign their names to each review, so if authors have questions they can contact them afterwards.
Bonus Questions:• How many volumes are held by the Binghamton University Libraries? (Hint: this is on the Libraries’ website) ____________• Name a library database you can use to search for chemical substances that isn’t mentioned in this pre-test. ____________
Wikipedia Chemistry Portal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemistry_portal
Summary: Research Tool FeaturesDatabase Name Chemical Journal Author, Citation Registry Structure Impact Group Searching Numbers Searching Factors H-index Chemspider X X Google Scholar X Reaxys X XScifinder Scholar X X XWeb of Science X X X Wikipedia XChemistry Portal